Zebulon, NC (December 26, 2020) – At least one person was killed in a Christmas Day crash that took place in Johnston County. The accident was reported at approximately 8:25 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 96 near Davis Road, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. Officials say that multiple vehicles were involved in the accident, although there is no information on the cause of the crash at this time. EMS and fire crews were at the scene to assist the injured victims. The identity of the deceased individual is not available. Officials set up a detour around the scene as the road was closed in both directions for several hours before reopening around 11:30 p.m.
There is no additional information available at this time. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this tragic car accident in Zebulon.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina’s roadways can be a dangerous and deadly place for motorists. According to statistics published yearly by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 1,472 fatal crashes in North Carolina in 2019. This number increased slightly over the year before as more overall accidents were also reported. The increase in fatal accidents can likely be attributed to a number of factors, including higher overall traffic volume, as well as more negligent drivers on the roadway. Either way, drivers and passengers continue to face an increased risk each time they get inside a vehicle.
If you find yourself suffering from the loss of a loved one in a North Carolina car accident, our condolences are with you. There is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a family member, especially if someone else is at fault for the crash. Under North Carolina law, you could have a right to obtain financial recovery from the person responsible for the fatal accident. As the deceased victim’s next-of-kin, you could be allowed to file a wrongful death claim within two years of the date of the accident. While money will certainly not bring your loved one back or ease the pain and grief, it can help provide you with some financial relief during an uncertain time.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we are here for you during this difficult period. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton would like to help when you have experienced a sudden tragedy at the hands of a negligent motorist. From our office in Raleigh, we serve the greater Triangle area and surrounding communities and have worked with victims and family members for more than eight years. During that time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation.
Let us help you along your road to recovery. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please visit us at the contact link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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